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  # 1006259 15-Mar-2014 16:32
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KiwiNZ:
Buzz Bumble: Yep, just the usual over-hyped silliness in Auckland. A bit windy, a bit drizzly, but nothing different to a normal day you would see in winter / spring.


Over hyped ? really


"BOY POSSIBLY SWEPT OUT TO SEA Police have been told an 11-year-old boy was swept out to sea in Auckland as Cyclone Lusi batters the city."

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9830946/Cyclone-Lusi-lashing-northern-NZ  


Still overhyped




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  # 1006271 15-Mar-2014 16:54
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Yep, overhyped, the wind has been no worse than at other times this year and just the odd shower or two in Hamilton.

Certainly not a nice day but nothing like the media built it up to be.




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  # 1006280 15-Mar-2014 17:09
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Lyderies:
KiwiNZ:
Buzz Bumble: Yep, just the usual over-hyped silliness in Auckland. A bit windy, a bit drizzly, but nothing different to a normal day you would see in winter / spring.


Over hyped ? really


"BOY POSSIBLY SWEPT OUT TO SEA Police have been told an 11-year-old boy was swept out to sea in Auckland as Cyclone Lusi batters the city."

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9830946/Cyclone-Lusi-lashing-northern-NZ  


Still overhyped


I wonder if the family of the boy fell that

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  # 1006281 15-Mar-2014 17:10
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Technofreak: Yep, overhyped, the wind has been no worse than at other times this year and just the odd shower or two in Hamilton.

Certainly not a nice day but nothing like the media built it up to be.


Forecasting tropical sourced events is very hard.




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  # 1006283 15-Mar-2014 17:14
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KiwiNZ:
Lyderies:
KiwiNZ:
Buzz Bumble: Yep, just the usual over-hyped silliness in Auckland. A bit windy, a bit drizzly, but nothing different to a normal day you would see in winter / spring.


Over hyped ? really


"BOY POSSIBLY SWEPT OUT TO SEA Police have been told an 11-year-old boy was swept out to sea in Auckland as Cyclone Lusi batters the city."

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9830946/Cyclone-Lusi-lashing-northern-NZ  


Still overhyped


I wonder if the family of the boy fell that

GZ compassion


Keyword is possibly, by the sounds of it he wasn't someone just did it to get attention

I use to do it when iu was little, why wouldn't others?




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  # 1006290 15-Mar-2014 17:19
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Lyderies:
KiwiNZ:
Buzz Bumble: Yep, just the usual over-hyped silliness in Auckland. A bit windy, a bit drizzly, but nothing different to a normal day you would see in winter / spring.


Over hyped ? really


"BOY POSSIBLY SWEPT OUT TO SEA Police have been told an 11-year-old boy was swept out to sea in Auckland as Cyclone Lusi batters the city."

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9830946/Cyclone-Lusi-lashing-northern-NZ  


Still overhyped



Yes, overhyped. It isn't even that windy. As for rain, I doubt my parents have had even 5 millimeters of rain. 



But, the weather forecasters have to give the worst case scenario otherwise they get blamed. 

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  # 1006294 15-Mar-2014 17:32
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KiwiNZ:
Over hyped ? really

"BOY POSSIBLY SWEPT OUT TO SEA Police have been told an 11-year-old boy was swept out to sea in Auckland as Cyclone Lusi batters the city."
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9830946/


"... batters the city."?!?!
Yep, definitely over-hyped. A strong-ish wind and a bit of (mostly gone now) drizzle - you get much worse normal storms than that. You really have to wonder if journalists have any brains, or common sense. No doubt the evening TV news will be full of the over-hyped "damage" reports as well.




turnin: ... it's almost exciting.


A real storm (rather than a storm in teacup like this one has been, so far) is not "exciting". I remember sitting in a house when the tornado that ripped through Albany a couple of years ago - it headed directly our way, then veered off. That was a bit scary, and it was only a relatively minor one on a fairly calm day. Driving along the road a bit later I could see the fences and roofs ripped off houses only a few hundred meters away, and a trampoline stuck on someone else's roof.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1006298 15-Mar-2014 17:43
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I don't think it has been overhyped by the forcasters, they are just stating the facts. The media then just stating the facts too, and if it gets overhyped by anyone, it will be the media.
Noone can really say exactly what the weather will do and which way it will turn, they are just educated guesses.
If it wasn't publised, then people would go out on their boats, and if it did infact turn to the worst, then there will lives lost.
Are people disappointed when an event doesn't cause death and destruction?

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  # 1006318 15-Mar-2014 18:05
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mattwnz:Are people disappointed when an event doesn't cause death and destruction?


Exactly. I have a ton of cleaning up to do around my house now ha!



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  # 1006322 15-Mar-2014 18:12
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Certainly a bit of damage up North on the news at 6pm.

Of course, it's no longer a cyclone, but a strong-ish storm.

We're getting a bit of rain lashing our house, but nothing major just yet.




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  # 1006324 15-Mar-2014 18:18
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mattwnz: I don't think it has been overhyped by the forcasters, they are just stating the facts.


Forecasters are stating the possibility that their psuedo-scientific computer models have "predicted" ... and are usually wrong. (There was an item in the newspaper just this week about the supposed storm and that the computer models had "predicted" lots of differing outcomes.)

By "weather forecasters" most people tend to mean the celebrity presenters on TV, so they actually are part of the over-hyping media.



The wind and drizzle has picked up a bit again in Auckland. Maybe the other edge of the "storm".

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  # 1006328 15-Mar-2014 18:23
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mattwnz: I don't think it has been overhyped by the forcasters, they are just stating the facts.


Forecasters are stating the possibility that their psuedo-scientific computer models have "predicted" ... and are usually wrong. (There was an item in the newspaper just this week about the supposed storm and that the computer models had "predicted" lots of differing outcomes.)

By "weather forecasters" most people tend to mean the celebrity presenters on TV, so they actually are part of the over-hyping media.



The wind and drizzle has picked up a bit again in Auckland. Maybe the other edge of the "storm".


Pseudo science? Give me a break. You seem to think everyone is stupid, lawyers politicians managers, scientists. What degree do you hold?




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  # 1006341 15-Mar-2014 18:43
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Get back to us when the weather forecasters get it EXACTLY correct every single time ... until then it's just a lot of guesswork based on scientific underpinnings, which is why most weather forecasts (like most other types of "prediction") are very vague.

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  # 1006342 15-Mar-2014 18:45
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KiwiNZ:
Buzz Bumble:

mattwnz: I don't think it has been overhyped by the forcasters, they are just stating the facts.


Forecasters are stating the possibility that their psuedo-scientific computer models have "predicted" ... and are usually wrong. (There was an item in the newspaper just this week about the supposed storm and that the computer models had "predicted" lots of differing outcomes.)

By "weather forecasters" most people tend to mean the celebrity presenters on TV, so they actually are part of the over-hyping media.



The wind and drizzle has picked up a bit again in Auckland. Maybe the other edge of the "storm".


Pseudo science? Give me a break. You seem to think everyone is stupid, lawyers politicians managers, scientists. What degree do you hold?


Unfortunately this type of attitude is becoming more common on geekzone. Look at the other thread with regards to MH370 - all of sudden everyone is more qualified than Boeing engineers, pilots with 18000+ hours experience etc.





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  # 1006344 15-Mar-2014 18:45
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Buzz Bumble: Get back to us when the weather forecasters get it EXACTLY correct every single time ... until then it's just a lot of guesswork based on scientific underpinnings, which is why most weather forecasts are very vague.


That could apply to so many industries, jobs...

What work do you do where you are correct every single time?

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